Gilda-Nancy Horvath

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Gilda-Nancy Horvath is a journalist, digital-media producer and artist, writer, entrepreneur and consulter. The Lovara-Romni was born in Vienna, were she started working on grassroots projects for the Romani community. Between 2005 and 2015, she worked as a journalist, presenter and TV-producer for the National Public Broadcaster ORF in Austria. During this time she studied Journalism & New Media. Between 2015 and 2017, she worked as an independent consulter for a diverse range of NGOs and institutions in Berlin. It was at this point that she invented her Alter-Ego “Nancy Black” and started writing poems and songs in Romanes. In 2018 she released her first complete album with Romani Rap “Love Revolution” together with the collective “Romano Groovement”. As Nancy Black she showed her video-installations at Shedhalle Zürich, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade and Wien Museum.

In 2016 Gilda-Nancy Horvath founded the Romani news platform romblog.at in Vienna, including an educational program for Roma and Sinti in Vienna. In 2017, she curated the exhibition “Romane Thana” which counted over 25.000 visitors at the Wien Museum. She is also Co-Founder of two radio stations for Romani music in Vienna which are on air as of August 2019: high-live.com and hood-music.com. In 2019 she became a Board Member of ERIAC – European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture.